Norwegian - German Business Summit 

- a strong partnership


6-7 NOV. MUNICH: Defence industry

7-8 NOV. HAMBURG: Green Industrial transition



Topic: The green industrial transition  


19:00-22:00 Norwegian - German networking reception 

Location: Hamburg City Town Hall


09:30-16:00 Norwegian - German Business Summit  

Location: Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, map

09:30-10:45 Registration coffee/tea 

11:00-12:15 Opening ceremony: Norwegian - German Business Summit – a strong partnership in the green industrial transition

  • Host: Ms Julia-Niharika Sen
  • Welcome by Mr Willem van der Schalk, vice president chamber of commerce Hamburg
  • Welcome by Senator for Economy and Innovation, Dr. Melanie Leonhard
  • Speech by H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon of Norway

Panel: Stronger together for a sustainable future

  • Ms Julia-Niharika Sen 
  • Minister of Trade and Industry Mr Jan Christian Vestre 
  • Senator for Economy and Innovation, Dr. Melanie Leonhard
  • Minister of Petroleum and Energy Mr Terje Aasland

Panel: Stronger together in the green industrial transition 

  • Ms Julia-Niharika Sen
  • Mr Remi Eriksen, President and CEO DNV
  • Ms Ragnhild Janbu Fresvik, CEO Eviny 
  • Mr Daniel Hacki, Head of Energy Transition EnBW 

12:00-12:30 Coffee/tea break 

12:30-13:30 Norway and Germany to explore and realize low-carbon solutions for the energy transition

  • Contact: Mr Ivar-Jo Theien, Senior Business Developer Hydrogen Ammonia CCUS Innovation Norway, email

Norway and Germany have strong commitments, initiatives, and efforts in the energy transition to respond to climate ambitions and obligations. The two countries have a long history and experience of partnership and collaboration in fields of energy, industry, shipping and related sectors. Together the countries work to realize the hydrogen value chain and low-carbon society. A difficult but very important task. 

The energy and industry partnership between Norwegian and German governments paves way for increased collaboration between the two countries, and also in the industry. Governmental representatives, industry executives, and the broader ecosystem are invited to follow key notes, panel debates, presentations and mingling. The purpose of the parallel sessions is to nurture and enhance partnerships on industrial and business level. How can the two countries and their industries, partner and collaborate. 

Host: Ms Liv Monica Stubholt, Partner Law Firm Selmer 

  • Welcome by Mr Per Niederbach, Director Export & Invest In Innovation Norway
  • Macro view opportunities and challenges for energy transition, low carbon value chains, and shipping fuels - Norway & Germany - Mr Remi Eriksen, President and CEO DNV

German-Norwegian Energy collaboration - joint feasibility study on Hydrogen and CO2 

  • Mr Rune Baustad, Study Manager, Gassco 
  • Mr Kim Malin Lakeit, Team Leader H2-Technologies and Value Chains, DENA

Panel: interview with industrial representatives from both Germany & Norway representing the full value chain for Hydrogen and CO2  

  • Mr Svein Skeie SVP Equinor
  • Mr Svein Tore Holsether, President & CEO YARA International
  • Mr Jürgen Tzschoppe, EVP Statkraft
  • Mr Ulf Heitmüller CEO VNG

Demand hydrogen

  • Ms Marie Jaroni, SVP ThyssenKrupp Steel
  • Mr Erik Nyheim, President & CEO Höegh LNG
  • Mr Michael Zechner Managing Director WintershallDEA
  • Mr Geir Håøy, President and CEO Kongsberg 

13:30-14:30 Business networking lunch 

14:30-16:00 Parallel session 1: Hydrogen and low-carbon industry solutions

Panel on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) 

  • Mr Morten Henriksen, CEO Gassnova (moderator) 
  • Mr Jostein Tegle, Strategy and Market Director Northern Lights JV DA 
  • Ms Carolin Bossmeyer, Head of Liaison Office, Heidelberg Materials
  • Mr Endre Stavseng, Head of Commercial Development, Aker Carbon Capture
  • Ms Nina Scholz, Country Manager Germany Equinor

Renewable Energy & Green Hydrogen

Key note by Mr Markus Exenberger, Executive Director H2Global


  • Mr Jon Dugstad, Norwegian Energy Partners (NORWEP)
  • Ms Ingebjørg Telnes Wilhelmsen, General Secretary, Norwegian Hydrogen Forum (moderator)
  • Mr Sven Utermöhlen, CEO RWE Renewables
  • Mr Jörg Singer, Chairman, Aqua Ventus
  • Mr Holger Matthiesen, SVP Business Development Europe, Aker Horizons 
  • Ms Enja Sæthren, Head of public Affairs, Scatec

Pitches: Norwegian- German partnerships & projects 

  1. Hydepoint, Ms Elin Steinsland CEO and GER Industrial Corporation TBC
  2. KYOTO Group AS, Mr Lars Martinussen CCO Klingele Paper & Packing AG, Mr Robert Tschullik
  3. Fuella, Cornell Russi & Thorsten Helms,  EnBw AG , Mr Daniel Hacki; Head of Origination & Allianz Capital Partners AG TBC 
  4. Gen2 Energy, Mr Jonas Meyer, CEO & SEFE, Mr Richard Pugh, SVP, Business Development & Origination – Hydrogen
  5. Econnect Energy, Ms Kaja Kaas CCO Tree Energy Solution (TES),  Mr Jens Schmidt CTO 

14:30-16:00 Parallel session 2: Green maritime

  • Contact person: Mr Pål Arne Kastmann, Special Advisor Green Maritime, Innovation Norway, email)
  • Session Introduction − Mr Pål Arne Kastmann, Special Advisor Green Maritime, Innovation Norway
  • Opening Remarks by host: Ms Gaby Bornheim, President, German Shipowners’ Association

Panel: The Future of Hydrogen as a Maritime Fuel

  • Lise Edvardsen Haugan, CEO, Kongsberg Maritime
  • Dr. Daniel Meyer, General Manager, Hydrogenious
  • SVP Pierre C Sames, Strategic Development Director, DNV Maritime


Panel: The Future of Battery-Electric Solutions

  • Matthias Schulze, Head of Naval & Maritime Solutions, Siemens Energy
  • Ragnhild Janbru Fresvik, CEO, Eviny
  • Edmund Tolo, R&D/Sales Manager, Fjellstrand

Cluster Dialogue: Collaboration to Drive Change

  • Ada Martine Jacobsen, CEO, Maritime Cleantech
  • Oliver Bretag, Project Manager Internationalisation, Maritimes Cluster Norddeutschland

Panel: Ammonia & Methanol in the Future Fuel Mix

  • Constantin Baack, CEO, MPC Container
  • Harald Solberg, President, Norwegian Shipowners’ Association
  • Helge Bartels, COO, Schulte Group

Key speakers - Participant list here